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4 definitions found
 for quiescent
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Quiescent \Qui*es"cent\, a. [L. quiescens, -entis, p. pr. of
     quiescere: cf. F. quiescent. See Quiesce.]
     1. Being in a state of repose; at rest; still; not moving;
        as, a quiescent body or fluid.
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     2. Not ruffed with passion; unagitated; not in action; not
        excited; quiet; dormant; resting.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              In times of national security, the feeling of
              patriotism . . . is so quiescent that it seems
              hardly to exist.                      --Prof.
                                                    Wilson.
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     3. (Gram.) Not sounded; silent; as, y is quiescent in "day"
        and "say."
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Quiescent \Qui*es"cent\, n. (Gram.)
     A silent letter. --M. Stuart.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  quiescent
      adj 1: not active or activated; "the quiescent level of
             centimeter wave-length solar radiation"
      2: marked by a state of tranquil repose; "the quiescent
         melancholy of the town"
      3: being quiet or still or inactive
      4: (pathology) causing no symptoms; "a quiescent tumor"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  125 Moby Thesaurus words for "quiescent":
     abeyant, abiding, at a standstill, at rest, calm, changeless,
     cloistered, constant, contemplative, continuing, cool, do-nothing,
     dormant, durable, dwindling, ebbing, echoless, enduring,
     even-tenored, firm, fixed, frozen, halcyon, hush as death, hushed,
     idle, immobile, immutable, impassive, inactive, inaudible, inert,
     intact, inviolate, isolated, laissez-aller, laissez-faire, lasting,
     lurking, meditative, moldering, motionless, mousy, neuter, neutral,
     noiseless, pacific, paralytic, paralyzed, passive, peaceable,
     peaceful, permanent, perpetual, persistent, placid, potential,
     procrastinating, quiet, quietist, quietistic, remaining, reposeful,
     reposing, restful, resting, rigid, secluded, sedentary,
     sequestered, sequestrated, sheltered, silent, smooth, solid,
     soundless, stable, stagnant, stagnating, standpat, static,
     stationary, staying, steadfast, still, still as death, stillish,
     stilly, stoic, stolid, subaudible, subsiding, sustained, torpid,
     tranquil, unactive, unagitated, unaltered, unarticulated,
     unchangeable, unchanged, unchanging, unchecked, undestroyed,
     undisturbed, unfading, unfailing, unhearable, unmoved, unperturbed,
     unpronounced, unruffled, unshifting, unsounded, unstirring,
     untroubled, unuttered, unvaried, unvarying, unvocalized, unvoiced,
     vegetable, vegetative, waning, whist
  
  

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